Slimming centres: the treatments on offer

by NAOMI COLEMAN, femail.co.uk

Practitioners at London's new slimming clinic - the Marie France Bodyline centre - claim nutritional advice combined with specific treatments will shift unwanted weight. But if you're looking for floating candles and pan pipes - this is not for you.

The treatments - which use natural herbal ingredients - fall into two main groups. The body wraps are designed to reduce water retention and boost the lymphatic system, whereas other treatments target cellulite.

Here, we look at what five treatments offered at the Marie France Bodyline Clinic claim to do for you

The Fat Mobilisation System

You are covered in bandages soaked in a herbal solution containing plant extracts for 25 minutes. This cooling sensation lowers the body temperature by two degrees which, in turn, stimulates blood flow. In order to resist being cold, the body heats up producing energy. This energy breaks down fat cells and turns into excess body fat which is drained out of the body through the lymphatic system.

How much? £65.00

Bio Conditioning Treatment

A warm bodywrap aimed at maintaining elasticity in key areas such as the waist, stomach and thighs. These areas are covered in herb extracts and vitamin E - ingredients which promote elasticity in the skin creating a younger, fresher appearance.

How much? £70.00

Body recontouring treatment

A machine resembling a vacuum cleaner sucks up surface areas of cellulite and literally irons it out. This sucking movement stimulates tiny fibres found deep within the skin structure and pushes up fresher skin cells.

How much £100

Guam Body Treatment

A warm algae wrap which targets cellulite on the bottom and backs of the thigh. A biting sensation from the algae stimulates heat and triggers the break down of fatty acids. The treatment is rounded off with a massage aimed at the lymphatic nodes located in the ankles, knees, elbows, stomach and feet. This sweeping movement encourages toxins to be flushed out of our body.

How much? £115.00

Electrolipolysis

Practioners claim this is the only instant treatment on offer and slimmers can lose six inches in one session. Electrodes delivering microcurrents are placed on specific fatty parts of the body in order to break down fat into fatty acids. The machine is said to stimulate certain lymphatic nodes located around our body which help flush out these fatty acids through urine.

How much? £95.00

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